Author Archives: Kevin Sonney

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.

Dear friends and fans in the NorthEast US

So I’m looking at the maps, predictions, and storm tracking for Hurricane Sandy. As someone who has grown up in NC[1], let me tell all our friends, family, and fans in the North East – be ready[2]. Were this a … Continue reading

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Bubonicon and That Worldcon Thing

I promised a report on both Bubonicon and Worldcon, and since I’m home fighting off the con-crud today, I figured it’s as good a time as any. In short – both are AWESOME. Bubonicon is possibly one of the best … Continue reading

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Quick update from Worldcon

I have been remiss in updating my main blog, but things, as you may know are afoot. We are about 5.25 hours away from the Hugo Ceremonies, and Ursula and I are a bit of a wreck. We are distracting … Continue reading

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So we lost the water pump….

When I was in High School, Dad bought a sailboat. A nice little 16-foot with a small cabin and a heavy keel, she was a great little boat that could handle all kinds of waters. And it was a lot … Continue reading

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Post-ConQuest Report

So ConQuesT invited Ursula out as Artist GoH, and as per our usual arrangement, I went along as her Sherpa[1]. We had some slight difficulty getting there – the flight into Kansas City, MO was scrubbed and we couldn’t get … Continue reading

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Summer Appearances

Here’s where Ursula and I will be over the summer. If you happen to be attending any of the following cons, stop by and say hello! May 25-27 : ConQuest, Kansas City MO Jun 15-17 : AnthroCon, Pittsburgh PA Aug … Continue reading

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Skating away on the thin ice of a new day

In 2005, after a particularly bad patch, I lost my shit. I had just been laid off from my high-pressure job, my marriage was falling apart[1], and I found myself weeping in a parking lot waiting for my oldest’s bus … Continue reading

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Hi ho, Hi ho, it’s back we go

About two years ago, I quit Facebook. There are many, many reasons to quit facebook, and at the time, it was the right thing to do. The privacy policies were, frankly, about as abysmal as you can get, the bit … Continue reading

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Convention Time! MystiCon in Roanoke, VA

Just a reminder that Ursula and I will be at MystiCon in Roanoke, VA this weekend. We’ll be in the dealer’s room when we’re not at the panels they have scheduled for Ursula. Visit! Buy Art! Get your books signed! … Continue reading

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I hate it when I have to do this (SJK vs. PP)

Update:It would seem that shortly after my post, SJK Took it all back and then some. You should still support PP, though. As many long-time readers may remember, I have been a supporter, in the past, of the Susan J. … Continue reading

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